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Morgan Breed Shines at World Equestrian Games

From the opening ceremonies to the popular breed demonstrations, the Morgan breed has been met with receptive and appreciative audiences at this year's World Equestrian Games (WEG). The Games, which started September 25 and ends October 10, is taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This is the first time ever the Games have taken place in the United States.

Beginning with the opening ceremonies, Eitan Beth-Halachmy rode Santa Fe Renegade to a world audience. (Editor's Note: As has been previously reported, Eitan became ill following his performance, but is getting better each day. You can read more here,  

The Morgan breed demonstrations have been a huge hit, with audience numbers reaching 300-500 people at one time. Among the Morgan performers are

• And The Beat Goes On, owned by Dragonsmeade

• Del-View Catskill Valiant and Blackwillow Orion, owned by Jeff Wilson

• SBS Risky Business, owned by Jeff Morse, Green Meads Farm

• Mizrahi, owned by PlayMor

• Meet George Jetson, owned by Donna Zimmerman

• DJR Black Nitro and RG Teton's Captain, owned by Guy Brown and Karen Homer Brown

• HVK Baymarch, owned by Saralin Farm

• Evolution, owned by Donna Zimmerman

Other Morgan entertainment includes Carole Mercer and her Dancing Morgans, who were invited by the Games to perform in the Equine Village. Many thanks to these horses and their owners for taking the time to promote the Morgan breed! 

You can watch videos of the Morgan demonstration at the United States Equestrian Federation's website, Club Equestrian, here,

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